LinkedIn’s Co-Founder Jeff Weiner and India Head, Akshay Kothari see quality talent sprouting in the country
LinkedIn recently unveiled three new products for the Indian market. While it is encouraging to see that
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Both Jeff and
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Akshay is a man whom Jeff hand-picked after acquiring his startup Pulse, in 2013. Pulse, which was a mobile application that enabled users to create personalized news feeds, now is integrated into LinkedIn. While Akshay, an Indian got an immense exposure in the Valley, many start-ups have not scaled to such heights.
‘I miss Silicon Valley. That was my home for almost a decade. While things in India are picking up for startups, they’re still behind compared to the US in terms of administrative issues. I remember starting out my company, Pulse with all incorporation, tax-filing etc. done within 24 hours in the valley. I never had to worry about such issues afterward. Startups in India cannot say the same,” says Akshay.
“While things have become faster and easier for Indian startups, it is important to make everything smoother to match up to developed countries,” he adds, when asked about what he misses the most about silicon valley.
So while LinkedIn tries to help start-ups get the right talent, the Indian government still might have to get them to the right platform, which is in the making.
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